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A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice: A Memoir in Four Meditations

Praise from Bernadette Murphy, author of Harley & Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life

When St. John of the Cross first penned Dark Night of the Soulin the 16th century, he clarified the halting and stumbling steps of a spiritual journey. Christine Hale's A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice takes this classic form and brings it into the 21st century, looking through the lens of loss, childhood trauma, Buddhism, and natural disasters, with tattoos and the author's love for her children front and center. Her narrative illuminates the experience of stepping through the chilly and often frightening darkness into a hoped-for new dawn in the company of a generous friend and trusty guide who's one step ahead.